Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fast-casual restaurant Pita Pit to open near UTSA in January

Pita Pit were recently featured in an article in the San Antonio Business Journal titled, "Fast-casual restaurant Pita Pit to open near UTSA in January". The article announces that Kam Mehta will be opening the first Pita Pit in San Antonio, as well as future locations across the city. Click here to read the article or begin below.

"Fast-casual restaurant Pita Pit to open near UTSA in January"
By Stephanie Guzman

Pita Pit

San Antonio's first Pita Pit restaurant is set to open in January at the Shops at Prado, near the university of Texas at San Antonio Main Campus. 

Kam Mehta, a general contractor and developer, is opening the franchise, which is his first restaurant. 

Mehta said he chose the 1,500-square-foot space on UTSA Boulevard and Roadrunner Way because it's close to plenty of hungry students who are also health conscious.

Pita Pit's motto is "fresh thinking and healthy eating." The fast-casual restaurant allows customers to choose from a variety of lean meats and vegetables to build a customizable pita. The restaurant also serves breakfast pitas with eggs. The Idaho-based company has about 500 locations in 11 countries.





Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ephrata Pita Pit owner is 'Rookie of the Year'

Pita Pit were recently featured in an article on the Columbia Basin Herald titled, "Ephrata Pita Pit owner is 'Rookie of the Year'". The article begins with franchisee Pam Leseman's new found media fame since winning her Rookie of the Year award, and how she got involved with Pita Pit. The article provides information about Pam's community involvement and how Pam's Pita Pit is in the smallest city that the brand exists in. You can read the article by clicking here or begin below.


"Ephrata Pita Pit owner is 'Rookie of the Year'"
By Justin Brimer




EPHRATA - Pam Leseman said she feels like a celebrity. The long-time Ephrata resident recently won the Rookie of the Year Award for her new Pita Pit franchise store. She said she fielded telephone calls on Monday morning from media outlets across the country.

She has spent nearly a lifetime in the restaurant and catering industry and said her decision earlier this year to jump from management to ownership was the right call at the right time.

Leseman formerly managed the Ephrata Subway. When their corporate office laid her off and much of her staff in April 2013, she decided to open her own store in town.

"I guess I decided on Pita Pit after three people came up to me in the same day and said, you know you should open a Pita Pit here.," she said.

Click here to read the entire article.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Introduction of Flex Improves Business For Pita Pit

Pita Pit were recently in an article on "The Flat Hat" titled, "Introduction of Flex Improves Business For MOOYAH, Pita Pit". The article discusses how the Williamsburg Pita Pit has been added to the college's meal plan. The article begins with a little background on Pita Pit being added to the student meal plan where students can use Dining Dollars and the success they've since seen. You can read the full article here or begin below.

"Introduction of Flex Improves Business for MOOYAH, Pita Pit"
By Amelia Lucas



Sodexo USA has brought many changes to the College of William and Mary this semester, but based on the number of Dining Dollars students are using, the addition of Tribe Square restaurants to the meal plan might be the most beloved new change.

Alpen Patel, the owner of Williamsburg MOOYAH and Kim Twine, the owner of Pita Pit, have both noticed an increase in business from College Students

Click here to read the entire article.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pita Pit opens near Dillon campus

Pita Pit was recently featured in an article in the Dillon Tribune titled, "Pita Pit opens near Dillon campus". The article discusses how Franchisee Ashly and Travis loved Pita Pit in college and then eating it after their baby was born, which led them to their decision to bring Pita Pit to Dillon. The article then provides details of the construction and renovation, proximity to the college, and discusses future plans. Click here to read the article or begin below.

"Pita Pit opens near Dillon campus"
By J.P. Plutt


Dillon's Ashly and Travis Cottom have opened Pita Pit, a fast food restaurant, near the University of Montana Western at the former location of Dairy Queen.

Ashly Cottom and her husband Travis enjoyed their college years at the University of Montana in Missoula. The couple regularly dined at Pita Pit and when they spent three weeks in January at the neonatal intensive care unit watching over their young son, they began calling Pita Pit for deliveries to the hospital.
"I wanted to try something different," said Ashly, who at the time was the manager at Wells Fargo Bank in Dillon. "We started thinking it would do really well here in Dillon. This building came up for sale shortly after that so we decided to go for it." 



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rolling out: Pita Pit expands into Dillon

Pita Pit were recently featured in an article in the Montana Standard titled, "Rolling out: Pita Pit expands into Dillon". The article begins with information about Pita Pit opening in Dillon and Franchisee Ashly Cottom's decision to join the brand. Ashly discusses Pita Pit's role in setting up franchise owners for success. You can read the entire article here or begin below:

"Rolling out: Pita Pit expands into Dillon"
By Matt Hoffman




Dillon is an outside-the-box market for most-chain restaurants. that's not scaring a company that's betting pitas can envelop the fast-food landscape.

Pita Pit opened in Dillon on Tuesday - the smallest market ever for the international chain with more than 500 locations.

Ashly Cottom is continuing the chain's use of local owner/operators and furthering the trend of young people reviving Dillon's business scene.

"We decided it was a good time, it needed to be now," the 30-year-old owner said.

Click here to read the entire article.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pita Pit Doors Swing Open

Pita Pit were recently featured in an article on the KDBM-KVEV titled, "Pita Pit Doors Swing Open". The article discusses the opening of Pita Pit in Dillon and provides information on store hours and the opening day. Click here to read the entire article or begin below.

"Pita Pit Doors Swing Open"
By KDBM-KVEV


Word spread fast on Tuesday that Pita Pit had opened their doors. The old building, which used to house another restaurant has been transformed into a modern, hip new eating establishment.

The new business is owned by Ashly Cottom and her husband. The two have lived together in Dillon for 5 years (her husband was born and raised in Dillon) and Ashly was managing the Wells Fargo in Dillon, but kept thinking back about enjoying Pita Pit while she was in college.




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pita Pit opens in Virginia Beach

Pita Pit were recently featured in the Daily Press in an article titled, "Pita Pit opens in Virginia Beach". The article discusses how Anthony Rivera and his wife Tammy just opened up a new Pita Pit in Virginia Beach. The article also talks about how Anthony was looking for a healthy food option to open in the community and found Pita Pit while searching for a business to open. You can read the article here or begin below.

"Pita Pit opens in Virginia Beach"
By The Daily Press

Anthony Rivera and his wife Tammy just opened a new Pita Pit in Virginia Beach at 300 Constitution Drive.


Anthony Rivera and his wife Tammy just opened a new Pita Pit in Virginia Beach at 300 Constitution Drive. 

Anthony Rivera, whose family owns several local businesses, wanted to open a different business, according to a news release. After looking for a healthy food option to open in the community, Rivera found Pita Pit while searching for options online and started traveling to check out stores in Florida, Washington, D.C., and Williamsburg.